Tecate, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry Thursday afternoon discovered almost 15 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in three bottles of anti-freeze.
On March 20, at about 2:30 p.m., a 24-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a 1990 GMC minivan entered the Tecate port of entry for inspection. The CBP officer noticed the driver was nervous and referred him and the vehicle for a more in-depth investigation.
A CBP officer searched the vehicle and found a one-gallon bottle of anti-freeze. The officer noticed anomalies with the liquid inside the bottle and field-tested it; the liquid field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The officer continued to search the vehicle and found an additional two plastic containers, with a liquid that also field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
CBP officers extracted almost 15 pounds of liquid methamphetamine valued at approximately $146,000.
The driver was booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.